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ECT Visiting Fellows

Laura Morgan

Laura is a senior leader with significant experience in primary education and Initial Teacher Education (ITE). She is committed to helping leaders and teachers to raise standards and to develop future leaders in the teaching profession. Her work is grounded in evidence-informed practices that focus on accelerating pupil progress and improving educational outcomes.  

Currently, Laura supports school leaders nationally to enhance pupil progress and the overall quality of education through developing and implementing whole school improvement strategies. She has also designed materials for the Early Career Framework for national providers and is experienced in delivering national training programs for Early Career Teachers and their Mentors.

As an experienced NPQ facilitator, Laura specialises in the NPQ for Leading Behaviour and Culture (NPQLBC) and the NPQ for Senior Leadership (NPQSL). 

Louise Wisson

Louise previously worked within Senior Leadership in Leeds, within this role she implemented the ECF across an academy trust. Following her completion of the Teach First Leadership Development Programme in 2015, Louise has remained committed to closing the education gap. Louise is now the Deputy Director of Exceed Teaching School Hub with key oversight of the Appropriate Body Service. Louise ensures high quality implementation of the ECF across the schools that work with our Appropriate Body Service. Louise aims for all Early Career Teachers to receive high quality support and development, so that they build strong foundations for a long and successful career in teaching. 

Adele Lowery

I’m Adele Lowery and I am extremely enthusiastic about teaching and learning. Through my 16 years teaching experience I have worked successfully as a phase leader in both KS1 and 2 and as an Assistant Headteacher to achieve whole school improvement. I previously worked as an Associate Headteacher for the Transform Trust in Nottingham where I developed, facilitated, delivered and quality assured a bespoke menu of teaching programmes. I currently work as an Associate Principal for the Wellspring Trust where I support teaching and learning, curriculum design and staff training and development. I’m also the Reading Lead Practitioner for the Trust, within this role I work with other leaders across the trust to share best practice, secure on-going improvement, and strive for reading excellence for all our young people. I also enjoy my role as a Visiting Fellow for the Ambition Institute where I deliver training to Early Career Teachers and Mentors.

Mehreen Ali

Mehreen is an experienced educator, from a Primary background. She has taken on leadership roles ranging from DSL to Head of English. Mehreen has worked closely with Creating Active Schools and Bradford Research Schools, advocating for the need to implement evidence-based practices. Currently, Mehreen is the ECF Programme Lead, responsible for the implementation of ECF Based Training for Early Career Teachers and Mentors. Mehreen is committed to ensuring all ECTs receive the right level of support and their professional entitlement of an evidence-based curriculum. She supports Mentors and Induction Tutors to implement endorsed principles and practise at a school level. Mehreen is a Visiting Fellow and delivers training to Early Career Teachers and Mentors across Bradford and beyond.

Leanne Ruddock

Leanne is an experienced primary school teacher and school leader. She has taken on leadership roles ranging from DSL, curriculum leader, teacher development lead, Assistant Headteacher and more recently became Head of School. Leanne has worked closely with the Exceed SCITT and Exceed teaching school and has a passion for leading teaching development and CPD. Leanne is a visiting fellow for the NPQ programme and the ECT programme, delivering conferences and clinics to wide range of delegates across Bradford and the wider area.

Helen Fox

Helen is an experienced Primary Deputy Headteacher who has worked across the Primary age range. She leads mathematics, music, and assessment in her school. She is also Induction Lead and has experience mentoring ECTs and ITT students. Previously Helen has worked as a Tutor for an ITT programme, supporting, and assessing students in their placement schools.

Georgina Stevenson

Georgina is an experienced educator. She has been teaching for 23 years and is an Assistant Headteacher who specialises in EYFS. She is a strategic lead for Early Years within the Wellspring Academy Trust and played a key role in developing their EYFS curriculum, which has recently been deemed ‘Outstanding’ by OFSTED. Georgina spent 10 years as a SENCO and has been a DDSL for 14 years. She has a wealth of experience in mentoring and supporting Student’s and ECT’s. Georgina is a visiting Fellow and delivers training to ECT’s as well as delivering EYFS training to ITT students from Sheffield Hallam University.

Alex Stewart-Dean

Alex is an experienced senior leader working in the secondary sector. Having worked in several Bradford schools, she is particularly interested in professional development, recognising the importance of evidence informed practice. Her own professional development has included the completion of NPQH, MA in Educational Leadership and CTeach (lead). Her current role is focused on teaching and learning including professional development, quality assurance processes and ECT Induction Tutor role. Alex is a Visiting Fellow and delivers training to Early Career Mentors across Bradford and on the NPQSL programme.

Morag Clunie

Morag has over 10 years’ experience working within inner city schools in Leeds and has taken on various leadership roles throughout that time.  With a firm commitment to being a classroom practitioner, for the past 5 years, Morag has worked in Year 6 mentoring ECTs and before that, NQTs.  Morag is a great advocate for the ECT mentoring system because of the way it ensures all ECTs get the support and evidence-based curriculum that will enable them to become outstanding teachers. As well as supporting other mentors in school, she is also a Visiting fellow for Exceed Education throughout the West Yorkshire area.

Vicky Fox

Vicky is an experienced teacher and leader, from the Secondary phase. She has experience of leading large English faculties and also leading on Maths, more recently taking on the role of Quality of Education lead across a trust.  Vicky has been involved in a number of regional and national projects, including leading for two regions in the DfE’s ‘Equality and Diversity Hubs’ and joining the local steering group ‘Women Leading in Education’.  Currently, Vicky is taking the lead on quality of education in two schools, alongside some other school improvement work.  Vicky is also a long-standing ECT mentor and induction Tutor, also helping to implement ambitious training for a local SCITT provider, Northern Lights Teaching Schools Alliance. Vicky is a very committed A level English teacher and feels passionate about the quality of curricula on offer in the secondary classroom.  Vicky has been an NPQ facilitator, is currently studying for an NPQH with Ambition Institute and is a Visiting Fellow, delivering training to Early Career Teachers and Mentors across Bradford and beyond.

Lucy Griffiths

Lucy Griffiths has worked in Primary Education in Bradford for the last twelve years. Throughout this time she has had a variety of roles: teaching assistant, SCITT teacher, teacher across KS1 and KS2, English Lead, ITT Lead, Exceed SCITT Lead Mentor, ECT mentor and Assistant Headteacher. Currently, she works at Bowling Park Primary School which is a three form entry school near the centre of Bradford. She has worked with many ECTs over the years and has passion for developing teachers and watching them grow. Lucy is a Visiting Fellow and delivers training on the Early Career teachers programme.